Debuting on CBS last fall, the DC Comics series Supergirl followed its titular character, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), as she attempted to navigate her everyday life in addition to taking on the role of a superhero. However, after ratings declined throughout season 1, CBS announced Supergirl would transition to The CW for the show’s second season, joining fellow DC Comics shows Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Although fans are excited to see the network’s planned crossover, many were eagerly anticipating another aspect of Supergirl’s sophomore outing.
The season 2 premiere of Supergirl featured the official introduction of Kara’s cousin Clark Kent aka Superman (Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin); previously, the character had only been seen from a distance or speaking to Kara through online instant messenger. Hoechlin’s take on Superman was welcomed by fans and critics alike, but the Man of Steel is currently only slated to appear in one more episode, the second of the season, titled ‘The Last Children of Krypton’. Now, a new clip from the episode focuses on Superman.
The CW released a scene from ‘The Last Children of Krypton’ [above] that features Superman and Supergirl thwarting two thieves by using their various Kryptonian abilities. On display is the heroes’ imperviousness to cars, bullets, and – to the dismay of one of the thieves – punches. In response, Superman quips, “See, now, if the bullets don’t work — why the punching?” The scene additionally features a grumpy J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood) and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) directing the bulletproof super-cousins from the DEO base.
As was evidenced in the Supergirl season 2 premiere, Hoechlin’s version of Superman is “pure fun,” just as the actor promised in an interview prior to the episode’s debut. Now, according to what we’ve seen of the Man of Steel in this clip from ‘The Last Children of Krypton’, Clark will keep up the positivity and charm, working in tandem with Kara’s own upbeat nature. In fact, this scene seems to focus on Superman, giving him the best lines, including his quips about punches versus bullets and his statement: “I’m with her.”
Still, while the arrival of Superman has been heavily featured in the promos for the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2, within the storyline Clark takes on the role of her mentor. Since he’s seemingly worked out how to balance his roles as Clark and Superman, he offered Kara advice in the season premiere. Now, this new scene from ‘The Last Children of Krypton’ paints the super-cousins as more of a dynamic duo – which helps to set up Clark’s presumed sendoff at the end of the episode since Kara doesn’t need his guidance as much.
That said, before Clark heads back to Metropolis, fans will get to see Superman and Supergirl reenact an iconic pose from the comics. Plus, beyond Superman’s involvement in the series, fans have plenty to look forward to in the upcoming episodes. James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) is donning a suit as the Guardian and Lynda Carter joins the show as the President of the United States; not to mention, Supergirl will crossover with fellow CW heroes later this fall – then take part in a musical crossover with The Flash. Still, fans enjoying Hoechlin as Superman have at least one more episode left of the Man of Steel teaming up with the Girl of Steel on Supergirl.
Supergirl continues Monday with ‘The Last Children of Krypton’ @8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW
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